This is my review of the Carbon 6 – The Belt with Maximum Style, Ultimate Functionality
The Carbon 6 on Kickstarter
The Carbon 6 belt is a belt I backed on Kickstarter in late 2015. Here’s the pitch taken straight from the campaign:
The CARBON6™ is the ultimate go-to belt for every occasion. Designed with a clean, sleek look, it’s the only belt with no holes, no flap and no bulk. It’s extremely comfortable, low profile and lightweight. Made from premium carbon fiber and a custom engineered webbing, it was built to last forever and look awesome along the way. It’s completely adjustable and never slips. And frequent flyers celebrate! You can wear it right through airport security.
At the time, I figured I could use the belt during my travels. From the campaign page the Carbon 6 looked like a stylish belt that was lightweight and versatile, two qualities I look for in anything I take with me while traveling. It could be worn with many different outfits, from formal wear to hiking gear, and thus appeared to be a winner.
Initial thoughts of the Carbon 6 belt
The belt has an interesting, zero-hole, no-slip design. You slide in the belt strap through the buckle and voila, all done. The belt will hold in place and won’t slide. This beats belts with holes at specific points, because what if your waist is between those two points? The belt will either be on too loose or too tight. In practice, the Carbon 6 is harder to put on then they claim. I find I usually have to slide the strap through the buckle and then pull on the strap some more before the belt is sufficiently tightened. This isn’t that easy because your fingers and belt strap are sandwiched between the back of the buckle and the pant waist.
Carbon 6 belt review conclusion
The biggest issue I have with the Carbon6 belt is the finish of the buckle. Through Kickstarter updates, the makers were forced to make some tough choices, and one of them was to use a gloss finish rather than a matte finish on the buckles. This, in my opinion, really cheapens the look of the buckle. If I knew from the beginning that the buckle had a gloss finish versus what is advertised on the campaign, I wouldn’t have backed it. Although the belt works as advertised, for the most part, I rarely wear it because I simply don’t like the gloss finish. It looks like it would scratch easy and then look even worse. With that said, I do still wear the belt from time to time and am starting to make a conscious effort to wear it out more often, but I don’t wear it nearly as much as I thought I would when I backed the Carbon 6 belt on Kickstarter. If you liked my Carbon 6 belt review or would like more information about it, you can buy the belt here.
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